Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Albert  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 41 years old
Born:* 1888 wild
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Dead: 1929-03-28
Death reason: disease: pneumonia
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States

Date of arrival

1919-00-00Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
from Ringling Bros. Circus

1907-00-00Ringling Bros. Circus
from Barnum & Bailey Circus

Record history
History of updates2023-04-29

Latest document update2021-11-20 18:54:44
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† Albert is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1929-03-28 at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in United States, . Official death reason described as pneumonia.


Albert was born wild 1888 at Asia unspecified location.

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Tuskless makna.

Records about Albert from Bob Cline

ALBERT Born - 1888 1907 to 1918 - RBBB
Male Asian 1895 to 1918 - Barnum & Bailey Circus ( Tuskless from Burma )
1919 to 1929 - remained in Bridgeport, CT winter quarters
1919 to 1929 - RBBB 41 years old
Died - March 28, 1929 at Starlight Park

Bob Cline, author of the book "Americas elephants".

1895: listed in New York World on Sun. Dec 1, 1895 as arriving on the Persia
1907 to 1918 - Ringling Brothers Circus per Bob Cline
1919 to 1929 - remained in Bridgeport, CT winter quarters

"In 1917 the Barnum Show carried 18 Asian elephants, four of which were males. Two tuskers "Pilate" and "Mighty" and two that had no Ivory at all "Albert" and "Coco".
To the uninformed, P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey were long since dead by this time and the show was owned by the Ringling Brothers. Two years later both shows and titles were merged and the 1919 show carried 36 elephants adding three more Tuskless males "Sammy", "Rio" and "John". This phenomenon is not all that unusual but I have read that Tuskless males in the jungle will instinctly become more ferocious in order to compete with tuskers.
My dad was on the show in 1920 taking care of two camels named "Victor" and "Rosie" and added that the only Tusker at that time was "Mighty" and he had knobs on the end of his Tusks but for some reason they were flat like door knobs. He also mentioned that when the elephant men mounted up to ride to the train the Ringling elephants raised them up with their trunks and the Barnum elephants used their left front foot. Buckles"

Barnum & Bailey/ Mooneys musical elephants, Buckles Web Log, 07/21/05

Records about Albert from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
From Buckles Woodcocks blog:
Albert in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

William "Buckles" Woodcock
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Albert, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States. Autor of the book Americas elephants

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